Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Deaf School being investigated for abuse.


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A high-level abuse inquiry is to investigate allegations regarding Donaldson’s School for Deaf Children in Linlithgow, it has emerged. 

The Preston Road premises joined a roll call of two other schools in the Lothians after it was revealed last week that they would be scrutinised as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. 

The Royal Blind School in Morningside and Harmeny School in Balerno are also involved in the investigation. Set up in 2015, the inquiry is now looking into alleged past abuse at 86 institutions nationally.

Cleese: Thank God I'm going deaf...



John Cleese has told how he is going “increasingly deaf”. But the 78-year-old says his condition is not a “burden” but “on the contrary, I find it quite liberating”. 

The Monty Python legend added: “I smile and nod and point at my ears, and am thus released from the duty of taking notice of all the rubbish directed at me.” The funnyman revealed last year he was so upset with the outcome of the EU Referendum that he wanted to move from the UK to the Caribbean Island of Nevis. 

As well as putting his five-bedroom period home in Bath up for sale at £2.7 million, he has now also listed this property, his one-bedroom pied-a-terre in central London. The star became a household name through comedies such as Monty Python and Fawlty Towers,  Cleese and his wife Jennifer Wade, 47, are to relocate to Nevis this autumn. 

Speaking recently at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he said he felt hated by the “Facebook generation”. The actor branded modern Britain “corrupt”, described the UK government as one of the worst coalitions ever and branded Donald Trump as “the greatest arsehole in the world” during his one-off appearance.